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Portrait of Frank Tanana

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
21 638 4188.3 240 236 1 3.66 88.4
Birth Date7-3-1953
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1973 CAL MLB 4 4 26.3 2 2 0 20 8 22 2 .265 90 6.8 2.7 0.7 7.5 42% .237 .205 1.06 2.81 3.08 86 3.28 0.5
1974 CAL MLB 39 35 268.7 14 19 0 262 77 180 27 .259 89 8.8 2.6 0.9 6.0 48% .281 .272 1.26 3.49 3.12 82 3.18 4.9
1975 CAL MLB 34 33 257.3 16 9 0 211 73 269 21 .255 91 7.4 2.6 0.7 9.4 47% .288 .233 1.10 2.46 2.62 50 2.44 7.3
1976 CAL MLB 34 34 288.3 19 10 0 212 73 261 24 .261 90 6.6 2.3 0.7 8.1 48% .243 .229 0.99 2.74 2.43 59 2.01 9.1
1977 CAL MLB 31 31 241.3 15 9 0 201 61 205 19 .259 94 7.5 2.3 0.7 7.6 47% .269 .233 1.09 2.97 2.54 68 2.46 7.5
1978 CAL MLB 33 33 239.0 18 12 0 239 60 137 26 .261 96 9.0 2.3 1.0 5.2 45% .272 .269 1.25 3.69 3.65 92 3.21 4.4
1979 CAL MLB 18 17 90.3 7 5 0 93 25 46 9 .258 95 9.3 2.5 0.9 4.6 44% .280 .259 1.31 3.94 3.89 101 4.44 0.7
1980 CAL MLB 32 31 204.0 11 12 0 223 45 113 18 .262 98 9.8 2.0 0.8 5.0 48% .299 .267 1.31 3.58 4.15 91 4.24 1.7
1981 BOS MLB 24 23 141.3 4 10 0 142 43 78 17 .264 102 9.0 2.7 1.1 5.0 47% .275 .269 1.31 4.00 4.01 94 3.72 1.7
1982 TEX MLB 30 30 194.3 7 18 0 199 55 87 16 .263 95 9.2 2.5 0.7 4.0 50% .274 .271 1.31 3.82 4.21 98 3.50 3.5
1983 TEX MLB 29 22 159.3 7 9 0 144 49 108 14 .263 97 8.1 2.8 0.8 6.1 53% .266 .251 1.21 3.67 3.16 87 3.44 3.0
1984 TEX MLB 35 35 246.3 15 15 0 234 81 141 30 .264 95 8.5 3.0 1.1 5.2 52% .256 .265 1.28 4.25 3.25 98 3.52 4.4
1985 DET 0 20 20 137.3 10 7 0 131 34 107 13 .265 96 8.6 2.2 0.9 7.0 52% .287 .250 1.20 3.20 3.34 0 0.00 0.0
1985 TEX 0 13 13 77.7 2 7 0 89 23 52 15 .266 100 10.3 2.7 1.7 6.0 55% .297 .297 1.44 4.84 5.91 0 0.00 0.0
1986 DET MLB 32 31 188.3 12 9 0 196 65 119 23 .260 99 9.4 3.1 1.1 5.7 42% .287 .271 1.39 4.20 4.16 100 3.97 3.0
1987 DET MLB 34 34 218.7 15 10 0 216 56 146 27 .262 98 8.9 2.3 1.1 6.0 46% .274 .255 1.24 3.98 3.91 89 3.95 4.4
1988 DET MLB 32 32 203.0 14 11 0 213 64 127 25 .261 98 9.4 2.8 1.1 5.6 39% .287 .275 1.36 4.18 4.21 96 3.22 4.3
1989 DET MLB 33 33 223.7 10 14 0 227 74 147 21 .264 102 9.1 3.0 0.8 5.9 45% .292 .265 1.35 3.86 3.58 91 2.91 5.7
1990 DET MLB 34 29 176.3 9 8 1 190 66 114 25 .261 102 9.7 3.4 1.3 5.8 41% .301 .280 1.45 4.63 5.31 95 2.93 4.7
1991 DET MLB 33 33 217.3 13 12 0 217 78 107 26 .265 103 9.0 3.2 1.1 4.4 40% .271 .265 1.36 4.58 3.77 101 3.17 5.3
1992 DET MLB 32 31 186.7 13 11 0 188 90 91 22 .265 102 9.1 4.3 1.1 4.4 41% .273 .285 1.49 4.91 4.39 115 3.84 2.5
1993 NYA 0 3 3 19.7 0 2 0 18 7 12 2 .270 101 8.2 3.2 0.9 5.5 30% .239 .263 1.27 4.17 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
1993 NYN 0 29 29 183.0 7 15 0 198 48 104 26 .257 94 9.7 2.4 1.3 5.1 43% .288 .277 1.34 4.62 4.48 0 0.00 0.0
1985 TOT MLB 33 33 215.0 12 14 0 220 57 159 28 .265 97 9.2 2.4 1.2 6.7 53% .291 .268 1.29 3.79 4.27 75 2.87 6.0
1993 TOT MLB 32 32 202.7 7 17 0 216 55 116 28 .258 95 9.6 2.4 1.2 5.2 41% .283 .276 1.34 4.58 4.35 99 3.97 3.7
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
1973 CAL MLB 4 4 26.3 2 2 0 20 8 22 2 .265 90 6.8 2.7 0.7 7.5 42% .237 .205 1.06 2.81 3.08 86 3.28
1974 CAL MLB 39 35 268.7 14 19 0 262 77 180 27 .259 89 8.8 2.6 0.9 6.0 48% .281 .272 1.26 3.49 3.12 82 3.18
1975 CAL MLB 34 33 257.3 16 9 0 211 73 269 21 .255 91 7.4 2.6 0.7 9.4 47% .288 .233 1.10 2.46 2.62 50 2.44
1976 CAL MLB 34 34 288.3 19 10 0 212 73 261 24 .261 90 6.6 2.3 0.7 8.1 48% .243 .229 0.99 2.74 2.43 59 2.01
1977 CAL MLB 31 31 241.3 15 9 0 201 61 205 19 .259 94 7.5 2.3 0.7 7.6 47% .269 .233 1.09 2.97 2.54 68 2.46
1978 CAL MLB 33 33 239.0 18 12 0 239 60 137 26 .261 96 9.0 2.3 1.0 5.2 45% .272 .269 1.25 3.69 3.65 92 3.21
1979 CAL MLB 18 17 90.3 7 5 0 93 25 46 9 .258 95 9.3 2.5 0.9 4.6 44% .280 .259 1.31 3.94 3.89 101 4.44
1980 CAL MLB 32 31 204.0 11 12 0 223 45 113 18 .262 98 9.8 2.0 0.8 5.0 48% .299 .267 1.31 3.58 4.15 91 4.24
1981 BOS MLB 24 23 141.3 4 10 0 142 43 78 17 .264 102 9.0 2.7 1.1 5.0 47% .275 .269 1.31 4.00 4.01 94 3.72
1982 TEX MLB 30 30 194.3 7 18 0 199 55 87 16 .263 95 9.2 2.5 0.7 4.0 50% .274 .271 1.31 3.82 4.21 98 3.50
1983 TEX MLB 29 22 159.3 7 9 0 144 49 108 14 .263 97 8.1 2.8 0.8 6.1 53% .266 .251 1.21 3.67 3.16 87 3.44
1984 TEX MLB 35 35 246.3 15 15 0 234 81 141 30 .264 95 8.5 3.0 1.1 5.2 52% .256 .265 1.28 4.25 3.25 98 3.52
1985 DET MLB 20 20 137.3 10 7 0 131 34 107 13 .265 96 8.6 2.2 0.9 7.0 52% .287 .250 1.20 3.20 3.34 76 2.78
1985 TEX MLB 13 13 77.7 2 7 0 89 23 52 15 .266 100 10.3 2.7 1.7 6.0 55% .297 .297 1.44 4.84 5.91 75 3.04
1986 DET MLB 32 31 188.3 12 9 0 196 65 119 23 .260 99 9.4 3.1 1.1 5.7 42% .287 .271 1.39 4.20 4.16 100 3.97
1987 DET MLB 34 34 218.7 15 10 0 216 56 146 27 .262 98 8.9 2.3 1.1 6.0 46% .274 .255 1.24 3.98 3.91 89 3.95
1988 DET MLB 32 32 203.0 14 11 0 213 64 127 25 .261 98 9.4 2.8 1.1 5.6 39% .287 .275 1.36 4.18 4.21 96 3.22
1989 DET MLB 33 33 223.7 10 14 0 227 74 147 21 .264 102 9.1 3.0 0.8 5.9 45% .292 .265 1.35 3.86 3.58 91 2.91
1990 DET MLB 34 29 176.3 9 8 1 190 66 114 25 .261 102 9.7 3.4 1.3 5.8 41% .301 .280 1.45 4.63 5.31 95 2.93
1991 DET MLB 33 33 217.3 13 12 0 217 78 107 26 .265 103 9.0 3.2 1.1 4.4 40% .271 .265 1.36 4.58 3.77 101 3.17
1992 DET MLB 32 31 186.7 13 11 0 188 90 91 22 .265 102 9.1 4.3 1.1 4.4 41% .273 .285 1.49 4.91 4.39 115 3.84
1993 NYA MLB 3 3 19.7 0 2 0 18 7 12 2 .270 101 8.2 3.2 0.9 5.5 30% .239 .263 1.27 4.17 3.20 97 0.28
1993 NYN MLB 29 29 183.0 7 15 0 198 48 104 26 .257 94 9.7 2.4 1.3 5.1 43% .288 .277 1.34 4.62 4.48 99 4.37

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1979-06-11 1979-09-04 85 79 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1977-07-12 1977-07-23 DTD 11 8 Left Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -

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BP Articles

Frank Tanana is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: DRA 2016: Challenging the Citadel of DIPSJonathan Judge2016-07-22
Kershaw Day: In the Unlikely Event Kershaw Never Throws Another Pitch...Brendan Gawlowski2015-03-09
Pebble Hunting: The Gospel According to BaseballSam Miller2015-01-16
BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One WeekSam Miller2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessHot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton KershawRyan Parker2014-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessHot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton KershawSteffan Segui2014-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Replacement RangersZachary Levine2013-05-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: As Good as They Once Were?Jason Collette2013-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: No Country for Old PitchersGeoff Young2012-03-27
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Fixing a Bug in the MarinersGeoff Young2012-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Will Erik Bedard Be Valuable Again?Craig Brown2011-04-06
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
Prospectus Q&A: Dave Niehaus and Rick RizzsDavid Laurila2010-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Looking for a Strasburg ScapegoatWill Carroll2010-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!Jay Jaffe2010-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Bruised but Unbowed?Steven Goldman2009-06-24
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Pitching Milestones in ReachDayn Perry2008-04-24
Prospectus Q&A: Andy EtchebarrenDavid Laurila2007-11-18
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Thirteen PitchersJoe Sheehan2007-09-11
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Weekends--Your Source for Pain Proliferation?Will Carroll2006-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Early ClincherJim Baker2006-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Winter Meetings FAQWill Carroll2005-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2004-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2004-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Making RBIs UsefulNate Silver2004-04-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any concern about Felix's elbow? Should I be concerned about him in fantasy this year?
(Brian from Madison)
Hey Brian, I don't know that I have a specific concern about Felix other than his significant workload. The last three pitchers to log 1,600 innings by age 26 were Dwight Gooden, Fernando Valenzuela, and Frank Tanana. Those guys went on to have great careers, although not as great as people might have expected based on their earlier success. On the bright side, Bert Blyleven was the last before them (he had thrown 500 more innings than Felix by this point), and he ended up in the Hall of Fame. You never know with pitchers, but so far it seems like he's up to the task. (Geoff Young)
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing these chats; I always appreciate insights from someone with front-office experience. Here's a Q pertaining to that experience. One of the arguments against Jack Morris as a Hall of Famer is that pitchers like him in his generation -- Dave Stieb, Frank Tanana, etc. -- got rejected by HoF voters very quickly. My question is: if guys like Stieb and Tanana were so good, why weren't the high rollers of the time bidding for their services when they hit free agency? Was there an unspoken rule (collusion?) against poaching other GMs' free agents? Or did they not understand talent evaluation very well? Something else?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I enjoy these chats, Bill from New Mexico. Thanks for your question. I saw Morris a ton during his career, as I worked in the AL my first 19 years in the game and was in the same league. Jack Morris was damn good, a winner, and a guy who grinned out wins and threw tons of innings. It is hard to evaluate each player's career in regards to roster decisions unles you're his agent, because that's the only person who really knows what was really out there. I certainly did not reject him as a HOF candidate, just felt he was REALLY good, not HOF. (Dan Evans)


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